Meet the Board

Officers

President
Melissa Thibodeau
Ex. Director, Heartland Rural Health Network

Vice President
M. Bryant Howren, PhD, MPH
Director, Florida Blue Center for Rural Health Research & Policy
Florida State University College of Medicine

Treasurer
Joe Peters
Executive Director, Everglades AHEC

Secretary
Sharon Johnston
Associate Director, Central FL AHEC

Past President
Leah V Compton, MA, MBA
Community Forensic Liaison
Florida Department of Children and Families
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Program Office

Directors

Jeff Feller
WellFlorida Council

Louis Gaterio
Suncoast RHIO, Inc

Ralph Keith
Rash Curtis & Associates

Thomas J. Leach, FACHE
CEO of Medical Center Radiology Group in Orlando

Robert "Bob" Rihn, LCSW, CEO
Executive Director, Tri-County Human Services

Andrea Stephenson-Roster
Health Council of Southeast Florida

Kendra Siler-Marsiglio, PhD
President, CommunityHealth IT

Crystal Stickle, MS
Senior Principal, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney  

Lela Shepard, MS, PMP, CPM
Director for the Office of Rural Health, Florida Department of Health

Judy Ortiz, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor & Director Rural Health Research Group, College of Health Professions and Sciences, University of Central Florida


Ex-Officio Contract Managers
Sarah Catalanotto, Laura Hampson & Elizabeth Pate
Suwannee River AHEC & FRHA
Email: [email protected]

 

FRHA Committees

Communication and Membership Committee
Goals:
1. Broaden and increase membership. 
2. Contribute to newsletter communications with members.
3. Develop membership 

Conference Committee
Goals:
1. Hold well organized & well attended the annual conference
2. Increase the number of vendors and/or amount of income each year
3. Provide pre-meeting for Rural Health Networks, Rural Hospitals, Rural EMS